Fantastic to see The Guangzhou Scorpions continuing to gain momentum as they focus on building the number of their male and female participants. 

Also brilliant to see former China Dragons AFL International Cup Captain & former Port Adelaide Football Club Academy International signing Chen Shaoliang fit and healthy. 

Originally a basketballer, Chen’s AFL journey started nearly 9 years ago after he was chosen from the Guangzhou Sports University to trial at the NAB AFL Draft Combine at Marvel Stadium in October, 2012. Chen then became the first Chinese national to be signed by an AFL club in early 2016. 

The Guangdong Australian Football League (GDAFL) and South China Australian Football League (SCAFL)-based team has produced a plethora of footballers who have gone onto to represent the China Dragons at various AFL International Cups, the China Reds at our annual Asian Championships and the Team AFL China Dragons in curtain closers to the AFL games played in Shanghai from 2017-2019.